I have recently become intrigued by the notion of hydroponics as a realistic means to grow vegetables year round indoors. I want to eat fresh herbs and organic vegetables daily, but find it difficult to find what I want at the right price when I go grocery shopping. When I do, I tend to purchase more than I need because of how it is packaged, and much is wasted. Since our backyard is sort of a wasteland right now, I figured it’s not a bad idea to employ some indoor, sustainable gardening methods that will yield what I want in the amounts that I need.
The set up for hydroponic gardening is the most time consuming part of the process. The Instructable below takes the boogeyman out of it, and as it turns out, it’s really not that difficult a process. If this particular DIY is a little too raw for you, the link at the bottom is a more comprehensive resource for DIY hydroponics and all of its many methods. And there are many! You might find there’s a way that works best for you and your space. But if you are on a budget and not sure how you feel about committing wholeheartedly to hydroponics, this set up will set you back about $30:
Comprehensive Resource for Home Hydroponics